The Stonewall literary lecture series highlights three authors and asks suggestive questions about queer culture. Presented by the Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee.
THE FUTURE OF QUEER: A MANIFESTO
Sat, Jun 2, 2-4pm
Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Ave
Fenton Johnson will read from and discuss his recent Harper’s Magazine essay on the topic (January 2018). He considers what the LGBT movement has lost as it has become more mainstream. He asks whether being an outsider – “queer” – is a more subversive and important identity. Johnson is an author, longtime LGBT activist, and professor of English and LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.
IS CIS GAY WHITE THE NEW STRAIGHT?
Wed, Jun 20, 6-8pm
530 N Wilmot Rd
Bill Konigsberg discusses his journey as a young adult author writing for LGBTQ youth at a time when massive shifts are taking place in mainstream and alternative culture. Konigsberg is the award-winning author of four young adult novels.
BI IS NOT A BAD WORD
Sat, Jun 30, 2-4pm
Woods Memorial Library
3455 N First Ave
Rachel Mindell will facilitate a discussion about bisexuality in terms of historical representation, literature, visibility and erasure, stereotypes and stigma, and queer nomenclature. Mindell is a poet and author who works for Submittable and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
More info: call (520) 791-4010 or visit library.pima.gov for information.